Recipe:

Upside Down Ratatouille Tart

Upside Down Ratatouille Tart recipe
Crowd pleaser

This may just seem like a fancy way to make a pizza, but it is so much more than that! The crisp, fluffy pastry is the ideal vehicle for these flavour-packed roasted veggies.

Preparation time Prep: 10 mins
cook time cook: 60 mins
serves:
4
Skill level Totally Doable

You will need:

  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil, plus extra to drizzle
  • 3 medium onions (450 g), sliced thinly
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 fresh long red chilli, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 4 small roma tomatoes (240 g), halved lengthways
  • 1 large zucchini (150 g), cut into 1 ½ cm thick rounds
  • 1 medium eggplant (300 g), cut into 1 ½ cm thick rounds
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 ½ sheets frozen puff pastry
  • ½ cup firmly packed fresh basil leaves
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Directions:

  • 1Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, chilli and thyme. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes or until onions are soft and caramelised.
  • 2Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F. Line an oven tray with baking paper.
  • 3Place tomatoes, zucchini and eggplant on lined tray, drizzle with vinegar and remaining oil; season. Bake for 20 minutes or until vegetables are browned. Remove from oven and increase oven temp to 220°C/425°F.
  • 4Line a 20 x 30 cm (8 x 12 in) slice pan with baking paper, extending the paper 2 cm (¾ in) over sides. Thaw pastry then join sheets together to form a long rectangle.
  • 5Place tomatoes, cut-side down, on base of lined pan with zucchini and eggplant to fit snuggly, side by side. Top with caramelised onion and half the basil leaves.
  • 6Place pastry over the vegetables and trim if necessary, leaving enough to tuck in around the inside edges of the pan.
  • 7Bake tart for 25 minutes or until pastry is puffed and golden. Leave in the pan to cool for 5 minutes.
  • 8Place a board or platter large enough to cover the pan over the tart; flip tart onto board, then remove the lining paper.
  • 9Drizzle tart with extra olive oil and top with remaining basil. Cut tart into four wedges, and eat soon after baking, while the pastry is still crisp and warm!

Tip: Serving suggestion: Top with vegan feta and serve with a side salad!

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